What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files that websites place on your computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device. They remember that you have visited the website before. They make it easier for you to maintain your preferences and they enable certain features of the website to work, such as a shopping basket. They may also tailor the information or adverts you see on the site.
In addition to the cookies managed by our service providers, and us some cookies are set by other companies, which are part of wider advertising networks like Google and Facebook.
Types of Cookie
Session cookies: these are stored while you’re browsing. They are deleted from your device automatically when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: these are saved on your computer so they don’t get deleted when you close your browser. We use persistent cookies when we need to remember who you are from one visit to the next, for example to remember your preferences.
How can you prevent or remove Cookies?
If you want to, you can block or disable the cookies in your browser and you can delete all cookies that are stored on your computer. You can do this as often you want to. To find out how to do this for your particular browser you can go to “help” on your browser’s menu or you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org or http://optout.networkadvertising.org
What happens if I disable Cookies?
You need to be aware that should you choose to disable cookies from your browser it may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website and some or all of the areas of the website may fail to work for you.
Details of the cookies we use
Below are more details of the cookies used on this website.
Analytics: we use Google Analytics to assess how visitors use the website, to understand how visitors arrived at the site (e.g. using keyword searches), to monitor how long visitors remain on the website and when they return, and to control website traffic at busy times. These cookies mainly use anonymous information only.
Google Analytics Advertising features implemented on this site may include:
- Remarketing with Google Analytics
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
- Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
- Integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data for advertising purposes, including the collection of data via advertising cookies and identifiers
Security cookies: these cookies help prevent attacks on the website including attempts to steal the information a visitor enters on website forms. They also help identify fraudulent activity.
Social Media: cookies track the products viewed by a visitor to the website and may serve similar adverts on when the user visits their Facebook, Twitter or other social media services. Other cookies enable visitors to share or like items on our website using social media buttons.